Monitoring PE2950 Status with ESXi?

Jon Wolberg noc at defenderhosting.com
Wed Jul 13 13:14:17 CDT 2011


There is actual Dell documentation on how to do it with ESXi which works
fine:

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smsom/6.4/en/omsa_ig/html/instesxi.htm#wp1099643

No changes made for the newer OMSA versions.


Jon Wolberg




On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 11:10 AM, Dimitri Yioulos <dyioulos at firstbhph.com>wrote:

> On Wed, 13 Jul 2011 08:15:17 -0700, Steve Jenkins wrote
> > On Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 6:32 AM, Mark Rolen <mrolen at opubco.com> wrote:
> > > We're having very good luck with the check_esxi_hardware.py plugin for
> > > Nagios (uses WBEM, so nothing to install on ESXi).  Gives you alerts on
> > > fans, disk, power supplies, etc.  It just alerted us on a predictive
> > > failure for a disk in one of our R900s yesterday.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Mark
> >
> > Thanks for everyone's excellent feedback. We've grown very accustomed
> > to having Nagios monitor everything through the check_openmanage
> > plugin, which does EXACTLY what we want and has saved our bacon a few
> > times with failing DIMMs, early drive and array failure predictions,
> > etc. We're also very happy with how we've configured Nagios to only
> > page us in the middle of the night for the IMPORTANT stuff, while the
> > minor stuff (like a 20% disk space remaining warning) can wait until
> > "work hours," and generally just tweaked our monitoring platform to
> > our liking, so I was really looking for something that will provide
> > very similar functionality without having to relearn or redeploy a
> > bunch of stuff.
> >
> > The check_esxi_hardware plugin looks promising. I'll definitely check
> > that out. As a worst case, my thought is that we could run a minimal
> > install CentOS 6 server as VBox or VMWare host, run nothing but OMSA
> > and the Nagios NRPE interface on the host server, then launch all our
> > guests from that platform.
> >
> > In general, those using VMWare (ESX or ESXi) - are you happy with
> > performance and compatibility on the PowerEdges? I've been
> > experimenting with virtualization for the past few months using Oracle
> > VirtualBox as the host system on a number of different PowerEdges -
> > including a dinosaur 2450 (which actually worked... VERY slowly). But
> > for a production environment, we're thinking we should go with
> > something "industrial strength."
> >
> > SteveJ
> >
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> We've recently installed ESXi 4.1 on a couple of new R700s, and are also
> interested in
> running OMSA on them, as we have the OMSA/Nagios tandem working extremely
> well on
> several non-virtualhost machines.  Googling seems to bring up a number of
> posts on the
> process of installing OMSA on ESXi, not the least of which is one from the
> Dell
> TechCenter:
> http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/Install+and+Configure+OMSA+on+ESX(well,
> OK, that's for ESX, but ...).  Another is:
> http://samdecker.wordpress.com/2010/07/28/esxi41anddellomsa63/.  Of
> course, your search
> will find still more.
>
> We've not tried any of these yet, so we can't vouch for their veracity.
>  Other posters
> have suggested some interesting alternatives, though.
>
> Dimitri
>
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